Sailors in the Navy’s Construction Battalion are makers. They’re driven to work with their hands and
they know the value of doing a job right the first time. They’re tougher than any task and they’re not
afraid to get a little dirty. As part of the Construction Battalion, better known as the Seabees, you’ll be
part of a team that crafts the Navy’s infrastructure from the ground up and paves the way—literally—to
The mission of the Navy Reserve is to provide strategic depth and deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team and Joint forces, in times of peace or war. Navy Reserve Sailors seamlessly support and actively aid that mission, all while continuing to lead their own independent lives in the civilian world. If you’re interested in becoming an Aircrewman in the Navy Reserve, check out the following careers available in the field.
CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN THE NAVY RESERVE
Gain training for work in a range of trades, such as carpentry, plaster, roofing, concrete, masonry,
brickwork, painting, cabinetry and more.
Make sure the Navy’s power grid stays lit—from the poles and lines outside to the complex
electrical and communication wiring inside structures.
From crane operation to roadbuilding equipment, you can help pave the way for successful Navy
missions and earn your operators’ licenses while you do it.
Manage construction operations, craft steel structures, and perform welding, cutting and other
specialized metalwork operations.
From maintaining heating, air and plumbing systems on Navy bases to rebuilding utilities
infrastructure for hospitals in cities struck by natural disasters, it’s up to you to keep vital systems
PAY & BENEFITS
When you serve your country, you become a part of something truly important – and you deserve to be rewarded accordingly. Navy Reserve Sailors enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, from state-of-the art training to extensive educational assistance, VA benefits and more.
In return for your service and dedication, the Navy Reserve provides you with the benefits to succeed in both your military and civilian lives:
• Receive 4 days of basic pay for only 2 days worked (16 hours) each drill weekend
• Opportunities to acquire new skills and sharpen existing ones, enhancing your civilian career
• Educational assistance
• Tax-free, worldwide Navy Exchange and commissary privileges for you and your family
• VA guaranteed home loans
• Low-cost insurance options, including up to $400,000 in life insurance
• Travel opportunities
• Earn points toward retirement benefits every time you drill
• Retirement after 20 qualifying years
Navy Reserve Sailors continue to hold educational opportunities through Tuition Assistance, DANTES and their post 9/11 or Montgomery GI Bill. Further education opportunities are also available through the US Naval War College and Senior Enlisted Academy, as well as certifications and licenses available through the Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL).
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
• U.S. citizen or equivalent
• High school graduate or equivalent
• 17 years of age or older
General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you’re currently serving, whether you’ve
served before or whether you’ve never served before.
Serving part-time as a Navy Reserve Sailor, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Sailors in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes.
Take a moment to learn more about the general roles and responsibilities of Navy Reserve Sailors.